How My 61-Year-Old Mother-in-Law Obtained Falun Dafa and Caught up with the Fa-rectification Process
(Clearwisdom.net) I am writing the following story at the request of my mother-in-law.
On July 22, 1999, only days after the persecution started, my husband and some fellow practitioners went to Changchun to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. After their return, the police came to our place to seize our Falun Dafa books and IDs. Despite much fear, my mother-in-law spoke to them uprightly: "My son neither killed anyone nor set anything on fire; yet you people come to harass us again and again. If you come next time, I shall not be polite anymore. All of our neighbors know that my son is a good person!" Hearing this, the police had nothing to say and never showed up again. As a result, our Falun Gong books, exercise music and lecture tapes were kept untouched and so were our IDs.
Because my mother-in-law has protected Dafa materials and practitioners, the precious seed of obtaining Dafa was planted in her life. In 2003, my mother-in-law felt an awful pain in one of arms, and it was diagnosed as multiple bone spurs. She tried all kinds of treatment, like herbal paste, injections and oral medication, but none of them gave her any relief. Due to the pain, a strong willed woman like her could not help from crying sometimes. My husband and I advised her to read Zhuan Falun and practice Falun Gong. She agreed. Since then, the problem with her arm went away, as did her long-term heart disease. She was so happy that she told everyone she met, "Falun Dafa is great!"
To encourage her cultivation, Master frequently let her see scenes in other dimensions. Once when she was doing the second set of exercises, she saw herself standing in front of herself, with a transparent body except for one arm. She realized that she had a lot of karma that was concentrated in her arm. This experience convinced her more than ever of the power of Dafa. Another time while she was doing the exercise, she saw a fluorescent screen flying over from a far away place. Master was sitting inside, wearing a blue suit as if he was giving a lecture. Seeing this, my mother-in-law was excited and has been more determined in Fa-study ever since. Another time, while she was doing the sitting meditation she saw a kiosk and a pavilion of a bygone era on her left side. Ancient people in clothing of their times mingled about; on her right side on a hill, our Master's Law Body was shinning brightly with golden light. Seeing this scene, my mother-in-law felt very glad and wanted to go there. As soon as she had this thought, she flew over there.
Although my mother-in-law started late to practice Falun Gong, her xinxing improvement was rather rapid. Soon she caught up with the Fa-rectification process and did well in everything, be it Fa-study, doing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts or clarifying the truth. One evening she went out to distribute truth-clarification materials. Suddenly a family dog started to make sounds and was about to bark. My mother-in-law immediately sent forth righteous thought and said to the dog, "Be quiet. I come to bring blessings to your master!" The dog really stopped making noise, as if it had understood her words.
With increasing need for local truth clarification, we have established family-based Falun Dafa materials production sites in our area. At the end of 2004, The Epoch Times published the editorial series Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party accompanied by a statement urging Chinese people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its related organizations. After she read the articles, my mother-in-law became clear about the true nature of the CCP and renounced her memberships in its related organizations. Not only that, she also successfully persuaded my father-in-law to quit his CCP membership.
After our truth clarification materials production site was up and running, my mother-in-law knew that it was a very good thing, but she could not hide her fear. Once she heard that several local practitioners were arrested. In less than half a day, a chain of little red blisters appeared from the center of her chest to the center of her back, and in less than three days they developed into big ones. When we saw the connected large blisters we were shocked. We shared our understanding on this issue and believed that the evil specters had taken advantage of her attachment of fear to persecute her. My mother-in-law also agreed that this was not illness but the persecution from the evil old forces.
In the next few days we asked several other practitioners to help send forth righteous thoughts for her. A few more days later, the big yellow blisters were gone and left behind black scars. It looked really like a snake attached to her back. But the amazing thing was, from the beginning of this episode to the later period, she didn't feel too much pain. In the following days, my mother-in-law constantly looked inward for xinxing improvement, particularly with regard to the attachment of fear. She firmly got rid of it. She also extended the hours to send forth righteous thoughts. In less than a month she had fully recovered without taking a single pill or receiving a single injection. People who learned about it found it amazing. My mother-in-law used her personal experience to tell others the facts about Falun Gong and let those predestined people know about the wonders of Falun Dafa.
Through this incident, after the New Year's Day of 2005, my father-in-law, who has suffered from diabetes for more than 10 years, also started to learn Falun Gong and got rid of his several decades old smoking habit. He has become healthier and healthier, even though he stopped insulin injections over six months ago. This older couple have introduced Falun Dafa to relatives at parties. They also grasped the opportunities to advise them to quit the CCP and its related organizations. Some have shown great interest in learning Falun Gong and some asked them for Dafa materials. And now, both my parents-in-law are walking steadily on their way home.
October 18, 2005